There are works of art filled to the brim with busy detail, while there are others so simple that you almost pass them by. At first glance, "Penelope" falls into the latter of these two camps. Look at a work that encompasses the idea of "less is more".
Today, when people think about becoming an artist, they might consider getting a degree from a university or an art school. There have been a number of self-taught artists who have received national acclaim, including Horace Pippin.
The sensationalist title of this post sounds like tabloid fiction, but it’s straight out of the life story of an artist whose work we recently added to our permanent collection. When the museum acquires new works for the collection, one part of the accessioning and cataloguing process is collecting the biographical information of the artist. It’s always interesting to add new artists to the collection and to learn about their lives and work. And, often, these stories are colorful, fascinating, and moving. Here’s one well worth sharing.
What do you keep to remember your travels by? Artist James Hamilton, this week's treasure, painted his own postcards as souvenirs of his travels.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith defied expectations of Native American artists to work in pottery or weaving by choosing to create paintings and prints. Read on to learn more about her and her prolific career.
Sometimes a work of art comes along that makes you say, “What in the world am I looking at?” John Doyle’s lithograph, Sharpshooters 76: Sony War, was one such piece for Elizabeth Goings. Read on to learn why this work had her scratching her head!
Generally speaking, from the Renaissance to the early 20th century art was realistic and detailed. This changed with the invention of the camera. Learn how one artist implemented the camera as a tool to make his work even more realistic.
Printmaking making your head spin? Delve deeper into four printmaking processes through one print: Brett de Palma's "Four Corners of the World".
This week's "Treasures from the Vault" is a new installment titled "Treasures from the Vault: The Great Escape!" as these artworks will rotate on view for the next few months. Read on to learn why!
The holiday season is upon us once again, bringing traditions, comfort food, and, most of all, family. This week’s treasure, Carmen Lomas Garza’s lithograph Tamalada (Making Tamales), brings all of these elements together in one scene.